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34<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Title:</th><td class="field-body">&quot;Expiration&quot; of inactive GLEPs</td> 29<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Title:</th><td class="field-body">&quot;Expiration&quot; of inactive GLEPs</td>
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36<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Version:</th><td class="field-body">1.1</td> 31<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Version:</th><td class="field-body">1.5</td>
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38<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Last-Modified:</th><td class="field-body"><a class="reference" href="http://www.gentoo.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/xml/htdocs/proj/en/glep/glep-0028.txt?cvsroot=gentoo">2004/06/02 23:25:58</a></td> 33<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Last-Modified:</th><td class="field-body"><a class="reference" href="http://www.gentoo.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/xml/htdocs/proj/en/glep/glep-0028.txt?cvsroot=gentoo">2004/11/11 21:42:22</a></td>
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40<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Author:</th><td class="field-body">Grant Goodyear &lt;g2boojum&#32;&#97;t&#32;gentoo.org&gt;</td> 35<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Author:</th><td class="field-body">Grant Goodyear &lt;g2boojum&#32;&#97;t&#32;gentoo.org&gt;</td>
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42<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Status:</th><td class="field-body">Draft</td> 37<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Status:</th><td class="field-body">Approved</td>
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44<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Type:</th><td class="field-body">Standards Track</td> 39<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Type:</th><td class="field-body">Informational</td>
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46<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Content-Type:</th><td class="field-body"><a class="reference" href="glep-0002.html">text/x-rst</a></td> 41<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Content-Type:</th><td class="field-body"><a class="reference" href="glep-0002.html">text/x-rst</a></td>
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48<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Created:</th><td class="field-body">2-Jun-2004</td> 43<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Created:</th><td class="field-body">2-Jun-2004</td>
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50<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Post-History:</th><td class="field-body">2-Jun-2004</td> 45<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Post-History:</th><td class="field-body">2-Jun-2004, 20-Jul-2004</td>
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55<div class="contents topic" id="contents"> 50<div class="contents topic">
56<p class="topic-title"><a name="contents">Contents</a></p> 51<p class="topic-title first"><a id="contents" name="contents">Contents</a></p>
57<ul class="simple"> 52<ul class="simple">
53<li><a class="reference" href="#status" id="id4" name="id4">Status</a></li>
58<li><a class="reference" href="#abstract" id="id4" name="id4">Abstract</a></li> 54<li><a class="reference" href="#abstract" id="id5" name="id5">Abstract</a></li>
59<li><a class="reference" href="#motivation" id="id5" name="id5">Motivation</a></li> 55<li><a class="reference" href="#motivation" id="id6" name="id6">Motivation</a></li>
60<li><a class="reference" href="#specification" id="id6" name="id6">Specification</a></li> 56<li><a class="reference" href="#specification" id="id7" name="id7">Specification</a></li>
61<li><a class="reference" href="#rationale" id="id7" name="id7">Rationale</a></li> 57<li><a class="reference" href="#rationale" id="id8" name="id8">Rationale</a></li>
62<li><a class="reference" href="#backwards-compatibility" id="id8" name="id8">Backwards Compatibility</a></li> 58<li><a class="reference" href="#backwards-compatibility" id="id9" name="id9">Backwards Compatibility</a></li>
63<li><a class="reference" href="#id1" id="id9" name="id9">References</a></li> 59<li><a class="reference" href="#id1" id="id10" name="id10">References</a></li>
64<li><a class="reference" href="#copyright" id="id10" name="id10">Copyright</a></li> 60<li><a class="reference" href="#copyright" id="id11" name="id11">Copyright</a></li>
65</ul> 61</ul>
66</div> 62</div>
67<div class="section" id="abstract"> 63<div class="section">
64<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id4" id="status" name="status">Status</a></h1>
65<p>This GLEP was approved on 14-Jun-2004.</p>
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67<div class="section">
68<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id4" name="abstract">Abstract</a></h1> 68<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id5" id="abstract" name="abstract">Abstract</a></h1>
69<p>To keep inactive GLEPs from lingering in a limbo state, Draft GLEPs that have 69<p>To keep inactive GLEPs from lingering in a limbo state, Draft GLEPs that have
70been inactive for more than 60 days and Accepted GLEPs that have been 70been inactive for more than 60 days and Accepted GLEPs that have been
71inactive for over six months should be marked &quot;deferred&quot; due to inactivity 71inactive for over six months should be marked &quot;deferred&quot; due to inactivity
72(and, presumably, lack of interest).</p> 72(and, presumably, lack of interest).</p>
73</div> 73</div>
74<div class="section" id="motivation"> 74<div class="section">
75<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id5" name="motivation">Motivation</a></h1> 75<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id6" id="motivation" name="motivation">Motivation</a></h1>
76<p>Right now a number of GLEPs have been in &quot;Draft&quot; status for as much as 11 76<p>Right now a number of GLEPs have been in &quot;Draft&quot; status for as much as 11
77months, with no obvious activity occurring to either submit the GLEP for 77months, with no obvious activity occurring to either submit the GLEP for
78approval or to withdraw it as a bad idea. Similarly, although it has not yet 78approval or to withdraw it as a bad idea. Similarly, although it has not yet
79really been a problem, Accepted GLEPs also have the potential to linger 79really been a problem, Accepted GLEPs also have the potential to linger
80without any indication that they are moving forward toward being finalized. 80without any indication that they are moving forward toward being finalized.
81Having a &quot;timeout&quot; period for GLEPs should spur GLEP authors to remain active 81Having a &quot;timeout&quot; period for GLEPs should spur GLEP authors to remain active
82in either getting support for or finalizing GLEPs.</p> 82in either getting support for or finalizing GLEPs.</p>
83</div> 83</div>
84<div class="section" id="specification"> 84<div class="section">
85<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id6" name="specification">Specification</a></h1> 85<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id7" id="specification" name="specification">Specification</a></h1>
86<p>If a Draft GLEP is inactive for more than 60 days or an Accepted GLEP is 86<p>If a Draft GLEP is inactive for more than 60 days or an Accepted GLEP is
87inactive for more than six months, then it would be marked as &quot;deferred&quot; on 87inactive for more than six months, then it would be marked as &quot;deferred&quot; on
88the main <a class="reference" href="http://glep.gentoo.org">GLEP page</a> <a class="footnote-reference" href="#id2" id="id3" name="id3">[1]</a>. Inactivity is defined simply as the GLEP author has 88the main <a class="reference" href="http://glep.gentoo.org">GLEP page</a> <a class="footnote-reference" href="#id2" id="id3" name="id3">[1]</a>. Inactivity is defined simply as the GLEP author has
89not contacted the GLEP editors with either an update or a request to submit 89not contacted the GLEP editors with either an update or a request to submit
90the GLEP for approval (in the case of a Draft GLEP) or a request that the GLEP 90the GLEP for approval (in the case of a Draft GLEP) or a request that the GLEP
91be marked final (in the case of an Accepted GLEP).</p> 91be marked final (in the case of an Accepted GLEP).</p>
92<p>A GLEP that has been marked &quot;deferred&quot; may be reopened by request of the GLEP 92<p>A GLEP that has been marked &quot;deferred&quot; may be reopened by request of the GLEP
93author or a Gentoo manager, as long as that request also includes either an 93author or a Gentoo manager, as long as that request also includes either an
94update or a note submitting the GLEP for approval or finalization.</p> 94update or a note submitting the GLEP for approval or finalization.</p>
95</div> 95</div>
96<div class="section" id="rationale"> 96<div class="section">
97<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id7" name="rationale">Rationale</a></h1> 97<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id8" id="rationale" name="rationale">Rationale</a></h1>
98<p>The GLEP editors have better things to do than chase after GLEP authors to 98<p>The GLEP editors have better things to do than chase after GLEP authors to
99find out how their GLEPs are progressing. This GLEP should help.</p> 99find out how their GLEPs are progressing. This GLEP should help.</p>
100</div> 100</div>
101<div class="section" id="backwards-compatibility"> 101<div class="section">
102<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id8" name="backwards-compatibility">Backwards Compatibility</a></h1> 102<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id9" id="backwards-compatibility" name="backwards-compatibility">Backwards Compatibility</a></h1>
103<p>Not really an issue here.</p> 103<p>Not really an issue here.</p>
104</div> 104</div>
105<div class="section" id="id1"> 105<div class="section">
106<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id9" name="id1">References</a></h1> 106<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id10" id="id1" name="id1">References</a></h1>
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110<tr><td class="label"><a class="fn-backref" href="#id3" name="id2">[1]</a></td><td><a class="reference" href="http://glep.gentoo.org">http://glep.gentoo.org</a></td></tr> 110<tr><td class="label"><a class="fn-backref" href="#id3" name="id2">[1]</a></td><td><a class="reference" href="http://glep.gentoo.org">http://glep.gentoo.org</a></td></tr>
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113</div> 113</div>
114<div class="section" id="copyright"> 114<div class="section">
115<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id10" name="copyright">Copyright</a></h1> 115<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id11" id="copyright" name="copyright">Copyright</a></h1>
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